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Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Singing

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The annual Sharon Jordan Leach Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Arab, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. Matt Jordan called the class to order by leading 49t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Rachel Allred.

Leaders: Matt Jordan 30b, 63; J.L. Hopper 145t, 178; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Velton Chafin 68b, 75; Juanita Beasley 39b, 32t; Will Allred 59; Margie Lee 72b; Judy Caudle 276 (for Glenda Hopper), 298 (for Rhoda Norris); Marlin Beasley, Joshua Marquez, and Jonathan Marquez 61, 354b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Matt Jordan leading 565. Leaders: Robert Walker 84, 480; Richard Mauldin 312b, 358; Jennifer Lee 138t, 65; Susan Allred 76b, 182; Geraldine Sharpton 300, 542; Butch White 326, 35. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Robert Walker.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Matt Jordan leading 569b. Leaders: Judy Caudle 268 (in memory of Sharon Jordan Leach); Richard Mauldin 66; Will Allred 503; Robert Walker 99; Juanita Beasley 36b; Velton Chafin 45b; Anne Chalker 388; Marlin Beasley 318, 278t; Susan Allred 378b; Geraldine Sharpton 229; Butch White 159, J.L. Hopper 236; Rachel Allred 47t, 317.

Matt Jordan led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Matt Jordan; Vice Chairman—Marlin Beasley; Secretary—Judy Caudle